Functional QA Lead

Quality Assurance Bellevue, Washington


Description

Our Studio is looking for a Functional QA Lead for our headquarters to build and manage a world-class team as we embark on a journey spanning multiple years.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

QA as a discipline at ProbablyMonsters is responsible for confirming and reporting on the status of projects developed by our studios by writing, executing and reporting against test plans, milestone verification and other tasks related to removing ambiguity around deliverables and verifying quality standards and design intent.

As a Functional QA Lead, you will work directly with our Studios to define best QA practices and ensure that they are delivering projects with minimal bug wake and high efficiency, leading to more iteration and better experiences for their players. You will work across multiple disciplines to implement and effectively utilize QA resources against the unique goals of each project. You will help teams take QA responsibilities into account in development and ensure that there is a strong culture of quality.

The Functional QA Lead will not only provide key project support but also help us focus our QA approach across all efforts. You will participate in hiring, on-boarding and training new QA professionals, provide insight and guidance on the creation, maintenance and improvement of QA tools and processes, and lead the charge in closing and shipping projects.

WHO YOU ARE:

  • 4 plus years’ experience testing software or games
  • 2 plus years’ experience as a QA Lead
  • Thorough understanding of test methodologies
  • Ability to write test plans, test specs and test cases
  • Ability to train and collaborate with developers on upholding best QA practices
  • Ability to maintain a strong culture of quality and mutual respect with partner development teams
  • Ability to utilize test tools such as bug databases and test case management software
  • Experience with agile or scrum development
  • Passion for Test as a discipline and a desire to participate in making ProbablyMonsters the best place in the world to work in Test
  • Flexibility to move between projects and adjust schedules in alignment with business needs
  • Solid project management and technical experience with knowledge of software life cycle and understanding of applicable practices, principles and methodologies
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present to a diverse audience.
  • Proven managerial skills including team building, conflict resolution, stakeholder management, negotiation, and decision making
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven record of maintaining professionalism and confidentiality with proprietary information
  • Experience testing at least one AAA game
  • Experience testing and passion for first person shooters
  • Experience testing a multiplayer game

NICE TO HAVE:
  • Experience working with the Unreal engine
  • Experience supporting a live game
  • Experience working directly with game development teams
  • ISTQB Foundation certification
  • ISTQB Manager certification